scholastic


1scho·las·tic

adjective \skə-ˈlas-tik\

: of or relating to education

Full Definition of SCHOLASTIC

1
a often capitalized :  of or relating to Scholasticism <scholastic theology> <scholastic philosophy>
b :  suggestive or characteristic of a scholastic especially in subtlety or aridity :  pedantic <dull scholastic reports>
2
:  of or relating to schools or scholars; especially :  of or relating to high school or secondary school
scho·las·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of SCHOLASTIC

  1. <a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits>

Origin of SCHOLASTIC

Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin scholasticus of the schoolmen, from Latin, of a school, from Greek scholastikos, from scholazein to keep a school, from scholē school
First Known Use: 1596

2scholastic

noun

Definition of SCHOLASTIC

1
a capitalized :  a Scholastic philosopher
b :  pedant, formalist
2
[New Latin scholasticus, from Latin scholasticus, adjective] :  a student in a scholasticate
3
:  a person who adopts academic or traditional methods in art

First Known Use of SCHOLASTIC

1644

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